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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio wants permanent extension of 'counterterrorism tools'


      Sen. Marco Rubio wants Congress to permanently extend "counterterrorism tools" that have sparked a national debate and divided the GOP.

    2. Not Romney. Not Bush. Rather, 'undecided' leads latest GOP presidential poll


      A USA Today/Suffolk University poll out today highlights the wide-open Republican field. It's so early that no one knows what will happen. But for …

    3. Rubio's fundraising trip to California means missed votes and criticism


      It’s cold and nasty in Washington today.

    4. At Koch Bros event, Rubio, Cruz, Paul show GOP's split on foreign policy


      Three senators, including Florida’s Marco Rubio, gave a preview Sunday of the coming Republican presidential primary debate exposing differences on foreign policy while holding the party line on taxes.

    5. Marco Rubio not backing down on 2016 race

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — It's Marco Rubio's version of the Tom Petty anthem I Won't Back Down.

      Sen. Marco Rubio stands on the floor of the House Chamber before President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address at the Capitol on Tuesday. In between media appearances around his book, Rubio has been scooping up campaign cash.
    6. Far from backing down, Rubio to spend a week in California fundraising


      Sen. Marco Rubio will spend next week in California as part of an aggressive fundraising schedule that underscores he is not backing away from a run for president even as Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and others charge ahead.

    7. Rubio: Bush, Christie, other governors lack foreign policy experience


      Sen. Marco Rubio, if he runs for president, will face no shortage of questions about qualifications and have to contend with a persistent thought in the GOP that a governor may have the best chance to win in 2016.

      Sen. Marco Rubio talks with reporters in Washington on Jan. 21, 2015.
    8. When Marco Rubio had a bad case of cotton mouth


      Two years ago, Marco Rubio broke the Internet by reaching for a water bottle during his nationally televised State of the Union rebuttal.

    9. Marco Rubio not slowing down as 2016 decision nears


      With Jeb Bush (and now Mitt Romney) eating up the headlines, it’s easy to overlook how Marco Rubio has been pushing forward toward a possible presidential run.

    10. Jeb Bush with Mitt Romney on the campaign trail 2012